USA Sweeps Titles in NZ Finale


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 11, 2016) - The FIS Cross Country Continental Cup wrapped up sunday at the Snow Farm near Wanaka, with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) picking up wins.

Hamilton won the 10k freestyle in 26 minutes, eight seconds for a 16.9 second margin over South...

Englund Top-10 in Summer Grand Prix


CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (Sept. 10, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind to finish a strong seventh in the FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Chaikovsky Saturday. Japan’s Sara Takanshi took the win under the lights.
It was a strong day for the U.S. women with Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) 13th. For...
USA Continues to Dominate NZ Nationals


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 10, 2016) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team had another strong day at the New Zealand National Championships at the Snow Farm near Wanaka Saturday. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) won for the second day in a row, leading a U.S. sweep in the men’s 15k classic mass start. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) took the women’s 10k,...
Sargent and Newell Take Wins in New Zealand


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sep. 9, 2016) – Vermonters Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) kicked off three days of racing with wins at the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) classic sprint.

It was a beautiful day in New Zealand, with the sun shining brightly at Snow Farm, a cross country resort in New Zealand. In the...

2017: The Year of the American Downhiller?


The U.S. men’s alpine team has accomplished almost every major feat on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup—Olympic gold, World Championship gold, slalom and giant slalom titles, Hahnenkamm gold—that is, except for winning the coveted downhill title. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and the American Downhillers hope to change that in 2017. Nyman knows it’s a...

USA Sweeps New Zealand Titles


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 3, 2016) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led a strong U.S. presence Saturday, taking titles at the 42k Merino Muster near Wanaka, the third stop in the global Worldloppet long distance ski series. 
Hoffman played a cat and mouse game with teammate Simi Hamilton...
Fletcher Closes Out Grand Prix Strong


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Sept. 3, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put in two strong cross country performances to record 18th and ninth place finishes in a pair of FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix events in Oberstdorf Friday and Saturday. Norway’s 18-year-old sensation Jarl Magnus Riiber remained unbeatable, taking two easy...
Utah Prepares for 2017 Nordic Junior and U23 Worlds


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 29, 2016) – It’s been just over a year since Utah was awarded the bid for the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships. The Olympic venues in Park City, UT and Midway, UT are gearing up to host the world’s best junior athletes Jan. 28 – Feb 5, 2017. With over 700 athletes expected to compete, the Juniors Worlds...

Taylor Takes Top 10 in Opener


OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 28, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put down the gauntlet in the opening FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix, winning the roller ski segment and finishing seventh overall in Oberwiesenthal. Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber took a 2.8 second win over Austrian Mario Seidel. Bjoern Kircheisen of Germany...

Bickner 7th After Taking First Round Lead


HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2016) - American Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to one of his best performances ever Sunday, taking the first round lead and holding on for a career-best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix on the Olympic jumps in Hakuba. Japan's Taku Takeuchi took the win after finishing second Saturday on the HS131...

Bickner Strong Again in Grand Prix


HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2016) - The USA's Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) from Chicago's Norge Ski Club continued to show his strength, finishing 16th Saturday on the HS131 meter hill in Hakuba at a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix. It followed on the heels of his eighth place finish in Einsiedln, Switzerland three weeks ago. Norway's Anders...

How much do you know about Laurenne Ross?


You may know Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) for her consistent top 10s in speed events at the end of last season, or maybe you know of her because of her beautiful photos on Instagram or her flowing words on her blog. But...

Troy Murphy Talks Moguls and Big Mountain Skiing


Troy Murphy's skiing skills extend far beyond the moguls course. 

"I like doing everything,” Murphy says. “I don’t get into the park [much] now, but even a couple of years ago, I’d still go whenever I could. I think that it builds a good air awareness and if you’re hitting big park jumps, moguls jumps don’t really seem that scary.”

Wilson Debuts Carvings at Kimball Arts Festival


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 11, 2016) – With multiple World Cup podiums and an Olympic bronze medal on his resume, there’s no denying that Bryon Wilson is a talented mogul skier. This week, Wilson will have the opportunity to showcase another talent, wood carving, when he makes his artistic debut at the annual Kimball Arts Festival August 12-14 in Park...

Sarah Hendrickson: What Makes A Champ


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S.

Bickner Top 10 in Switzerland


EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (Aug. 8, 2016) – Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL; USA Nordic/Norge Ski Club) snagged a career-best finish at the FIS Grand Prix against many top World Cup jumpers, taking eighth place.

Bickner jumped 111.5 and 114.5 meters on the large hill against a strong field that included 14 nations. Maciej Kot of Poland won the...

Debut Gold for Taylor Fletcher


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (July 30, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at Soldier Hollow. Brother Bryan Fletcher took silver with Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO) earning bronze after leading the jump....

Repeat Title for Will Rhoads


PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2016) - USA Nordic ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) won an action-packed competition Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park to claim a repeat title on the HS134 meter large hill during the 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) of the Norge Ski Club in suburban Chicago took silver...

Jessica Returns to Gold


PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2017) - Veteran Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) returned from a one-year hiaitus to take her 13th career national title on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. On a day where Canadian jumpers dominated the overall competition, Cara Larson (Barrington, IL) of the...

Canada Strong in Springer Tournee


PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...



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